A Short History Of Writing Instruction

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This volume offers a survey of the ways inw which writing has been taught in Western culture, from ancient Greece to present-day America. For students and scholars of writing, history, rhetoric, and related areas.


Ways to Read This Book: An Introduction, James J. Murphy

* Ancient Greek Writing Instruction and Its Oral Antecedents, Richard Leo Enos

* Roman Writing Instruction as Described by Quintilian, James J. Murphy

* Writing Instruction from Late Antiquity to the Twelfth Century, Carol Dana Lanham

* Writing Instruction in Late Medieval Europe, Martin Camargo and Marjorie Curry Woods

* Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric in the Renaissance, Don Paul Abbott

* Writing Instruction in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Great Britain: Continuity and Change, Transitions and Shifts, Linda Ferreira-Buckley

* From Rhetoric to Rhetorics: An Interim Report on the History of American Writing Instruction to 1900, Suzanne Bordelon, Elizabethada A. Wright, and S. Michael Halloran

* Writing Instruction in School and College English: The Twentieth Century and the New Millennium, David Gold, Catherine L. Hobbs, and James A. Berlin

Not a Conclusion, But an Epilogue, James J. Murphy

Glossary of Key Terms in the History of Writing Instruction

The Next Step in Your Research: A Bibliography for Further Study


James J. Murphy is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and the Department of Communication at the University of California, Davis.


"What a remarkable book, covering such a wide sweep of history. I've relied on it for decades, and now we have this fine revision. It is an essential resource." --Mike Rose, Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education "A Short History of Writing Instruction is a thoroughly researched but broadly accessible collection of period pieces by noted historians. To help with the revisions, Editor James Murphy has enlisted David Gold and other younger historians who have helped expand the history of rhetoric and composition. The chapters provide detailed studies of pedagogy that are informed by the comparativist and materialist emphases of recent scholarship. The collection should be of particular interest to those who are interested in institutional and sociocultural histories and recent efforts to deepen our engagement with craft. The collection will provide a useful framework for seminars based on primary texts from varied sources." --Thomas P. Miller, Professor in the English Department and in the Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English Program, University of Arizona "I hope teachers of writing through all educational levels will be drawn to this volume by its title and will come away with a sense of the richness and complexity of speaking, reading, writing pedagogies in historically specific contexts. This collection makes a strong case for the value of investigating those histories for help with pressing questions about the role of the English teacher, the composition curriculum, and the rhetoric curriculum in our own historical movement." --Susan C. Jarratt, Journal of Advanced Composition "A Short History of Writing Instruction gives both an overview and a history of the practice that adds a dimension to the rhetorical theorists for future writing instructors. Current writing instructors,busy in their heavy workloads, can profitably use this 'short history' as a review and a reminder of the course of knowledge that provides the foundation for the choices they now make. After several years away from graduate school, I felt renewed in that knowledge by having read this book." --James H. Wilson, Issues in Writing
EAN: 9780415897457
ISBN: 0415897459
Untertitel: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America. 3rd edition. 4 black & white halftones, 4 black & white line drawings. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2012
Seitenanzahl: XIV
Format: kartoniert
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